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Red Hot Chili Peppers.. Makes me a little teary.

As most of you probably know, my favourite band is Red Hot Chili Peppers. They are pretty much all I listen to 95% of the time, I can never get enough of them and part of the reason is because their music is so touching… it means so much to me and some of their songs are so powerful, they bring tears to my eyes.

I want to share with you some of my favourite lyrics from different RHCP songs.

“All I want is for you to be happy
And take this moment to make you my family
And finally you have found something perfect
And finally you have found…

“And want to treasure the rest of your days here
And give you pleasure in so many ways, dear
And finally you have found something perfect
And finally you have found…
Here we go.”


“Read me your scripture and
Read me your scripture
Read me your scripture and I will twist it

Show me your wrist and I
Show me your wrist and
Show me your wrist and I’ll kiss it kiss it”


“Twisting and turning
Your feelings are burning
You’re breaking the girl
She meant you no harm
Think you’re so clever
But now you must sever
You’re breaking the girl
He loves no one else”


“Marry me girl be my ferry to the world
Be my very own constellation
A teenage bride with a baby inside
Getting high on information
And buy me a star on the boulevard
It’s Californication”

“Destruction leads to a very rough road
But it also breeds creation
And earthquakes are to a girl’s guitar
They’re just another good vibration
And tidal waves couldn’t save the world
From Californication”


“Push me up against the wall
Young Kentucky girl in a push-up bra
Fallin’ all over myself
To lick your heart and taste your health ’cause
With the birds I’ll share”

“Blood loss in a bathroom stall
Southern girl with a scarlet drawl
Wave good-bye to ma and pa ’cause
With the birds I’ll share”

“Soft spoken with a broken jaw
Step outside but not to brawl
Autumn’s sweet we call it fall
I’ll make it to the moon if I have to crawl and…”


“Just one note could make me float,
Could make me float away,
One note from,
The song she wrote,
Could f*ck me where I lay,
Just one note,
Could make me choke,
One note that’s,
Not a lie,
Just one note,
Could cut my throat,
One note could make
me die.”


“Pour my life into a paper cup
The ashtray’s full and I’m spillin’ my guts
She wants to know am I still a slut
I’ve got to take it on the otherside”

“A scarlet starlet and she’s in my bed
A candidate for my soul mate bled
I push the trigger and I pull the thread
I’ve got to take it on the otherside
Take it on the otherside
Take it on
Take it on”

“Turn me on, take me for a hard ride
Burn me out, leave me on the otherside
I yell and tell it that It’s not my friend
I tear it down, I tear it down
And then it’s born again”


“My friends are so depressed
I feel the question of your loneliness
Confide…’cause I’ll be on your side
You know I will, you know I will

Ex-girlfriend called me up
Alone and desperate on the prison phone
They want to give her seven years
For being sad

I love all of you
Hurt by the cold
So hard and lonely too
When you don’t know yourself

My friends are so distressed
And standing on the brink of emptiness
No words I know of to express
This emptiness”


“Can’t stop addicted to the shin dig
chop chop he says I’m gonna win big
choose not a life of imitation
distant cousin to the reservation
defunkt the pistol that you pay for
this punk the felling that you stay for
in time I want to be your best friend
Eastside love is living on the Westend
knock out but boy you better come to
don’t die you know the truth is some do
go write your message on the pavement
burnin’ so bright I wonder what the wave meant
white heat is screaming in the jungle
complete the motion if you stumble
go ask the dust for any answers
come back strong with 50 belly dancers”


“I thought about it
and I brought it out
I’m motivated by the lack of doubt
I’m consecrated but I’m not devout
The mother, the father, the daughter, yeah

Right on the verge, just one more dose
I’m traveling from coast to coast
My theory isn’t perfect, but it’s close

I’m almost there, why should I care
My heart is hurting when I share
Someone open up and
let it show”


“Under the bridge downtown
Is where I drew some blood
Under the bridge downtown
I could not get enough
Under the bridge downtown
Forgot about my love
Under the bridge downtown
I gave my life away”


“We all want to tell her
Tell her that we love her
Venice gets a queen
Best I’ve ever seen
We all want to kiss her
Tell her that we miss her
Venice gets a queen
Best I’ve ever

I know you said you don’t believe
In God do you still disagree
Now that it’s time for you to leave
Is love my friend
My friend, my friend

Your stylish mess of silver hair
A woman of your kind is rare
Your uniform returns to air
Is love my friend
My friend, my friend

And now it’s time for you to go
You taught me most of all I know
Where would I be without you Glo
Is love my friend
My friend, my friend

I see you standing by the sea
The waves you made will always be
Your kiss goodbye before you leave
Is love my friend
My friend, my friend”


“Bells around St. Petersburg
When I saw you

I hope I get what you deserve
And this is where I find

Smoke surrounds your perfect face
And I’m falling

Pushing a broom out into space
And this where I find the way”


January 31, 2010 at 9:11 am Leave a comment

They’re here!!!

My new shoes have finally arrived πŸ˜€ I could not be happier, and they are PERFECT, right down to the colour πŸ™‚

I was so excited when my brother brought in the package to me that I ripped off the paper in about 5 seconds flat.

They are amaaazzinnngggg…

I’m so excited and I haven’t taken them off all day haha. They’re so super comfortable and for once in my life I don’t get aches and pains in the arches of my feet, that is a HUGE difference. I feel like I’m walking on clouds with them.


I attempted to run today for the first time since November 2009. Unfortunately, I barely made 10 minutes before knee pain and had to stop and walk a little bit, but hey, it’s an improvement! And I don’t wanna be pushing myself into it too quickly or I’ll injury myself all over again.

Hope you’ve all had a lovely Friday, I’m working tomorrow so no blog til Sunday.


January 29, 2010 at 2:53 am Leave a comment

High School Horrors + First day on the job!

Ok, firstly, I’m quite proud because today I had the first day of my first ever “proper” job πŸ˜€

It went really well! The staff are really great and made me feel very relaxed. They were patient with me and never got frustrated when I made a mistake or misunderstood something. It was a great first day, and although my feet hurt by the end, I came home feeling satisfied and happy.

Moving on, before I continue, I would just like to warn readers that the following content may offend some. I mean no harm, I’m simply voicing my opinion. If you don’t want to risk being offended, please stop reading!!

The prospect of an all new high school year is fast approaching at a frightening rate and let me be the first to tell you that in my book, that is not such a great thing.

I guess you can look at it two ways though: firstly, the quicker school starts back up, the quicker it ends. But, secondly, the quicker it starts back up, the quicker I’m thrown into a world of judgmental people, labels, drama, gossip, stress, pressure, solitude and emotional roller-coasters.

I’m not a such a big fan of high school, I’ve always struggled to fit in because I’m so self-assured and strong-willed. I don’t usually follow along with what could be considered to be “normal”, and for the most part, people seriously misunderstand me. I can’t change them though, I can’t change the way others view me. This has proven to be a constant struggle over the last 4 years, and mostly ended in tears.

It doesn’t help that I know EXACTLY what I want to do when I finish high school, right down to where I want to live, the Uni I want to attend, where I want to work, my form of transport… everything I’ll need to get by… And I still have two more years to go. Getting itchy feet when there’s still so much to go is not fun 😦

I think a lot of people forget what high school is like though. In my view, it can go three ways:

1. You love it, you’re comfortably popular/well-known, you avoid most dramas and enjoy being with your friends. You get good scores and are happy with your progress.

2. You don’t enjoy high school too much but you don’t hate it either. You have a close set of friends and manage to fly under the radar. Not necessarily popular or well-known, but happy.

3. You find it a constant uphill battle, you struggle to fit in and have conflicts with others students. Not necessarily over fights, but just by being who you are. You mature quicker than other students your age and are very eager to get out of school to get on with your life.

As you can probably tell, I feel like I fit into category 3 better than the other two… It takes so much will-power from me to keep from dropping out of high school now and attended a polytech. Fortunately, because of my clear vision for my future, I know that school is an absolute necessity to helping me get to where I want to go. I cannot make it without NCEA level 2 and 3 and god knows I will give school FIVE HUNDRED PERCENT just to ensure that I DO NOT jeopardize anything in my future.

I want to make sure that I EARN everything, I want to be able to say that I completed high school with NCEA level 3, and that I achieved all the prerequisites I’ll need to be accepted into University.

Unfortunately, there is no short cut, and this is just the reality I am faced with.

My very dear friend Emma offered me some great advice the other day. She understands me better than anybody, and she was listening intently to my moan about going back to school, and how this year will drag, and how I only have Dallas to hang out with and even then I won’t be able to be in the common room with him. She simply said “Well, why don’t you spend all your spare time becoming amazing?”

To which I replied with “…um.. what?”

What she meant was that since I’ll have a lot of spare time on my hands during intervals and lunchtimes, maybe I should spend that time in class doing extra work or revision. Making sure that I understand everything so that I get excellent marks on everything.

I have to say, it’s the best piece of advice I’ve ever been given and I definitely intend to follow it through.

I want this year to pass as quickly as possible, so I’m trying to fill up my schedule with as much as I can, whilst maintaining some kind of balance to make sure I don’t have a mental breakdown….

I like to be kept busy, and I like plans and schedules. I like to-do lists, or just lists in general. I enjoy crossing things off when they’re completed, it gives me a strong sense of accomplishment.
That’s why right now, I’m feeling confident that I’ll be able to make this year bearable by having a busy schedule. There’s school, which will all the time be number ONE Β top priority, the school show, work, plus training and rehabilitation.

All of that should help keep me sufficiently occupied for this year. I’ll be careful though to make sure to recognize signs of becoming too stressed out or too busy. Like I said, I need balance.

Anyway, leave a comment and let me know what your high school experiences have been like. Did you enjoy it? Did you hate it?

let me know πŸ™‚


January 28, 2010 at 7:07 am Leave a comment

Yay for successful cooking!

The other day, I attempted the impossible… I tried to cook myself dinner.Β Bet most of you don’t know that I can’t cook, huh? Kind of ironic, given my lifestyle, career choice and blog niche lol.

However, I added on an extra New Years Resolution, which is to learn to cook! Starting the other day.Β Now it was a risk because I was “freestyle” cooking, meaning I was throwing something together without a recipe, but I find dinner recipes really complicated and we didn’t have a lot of ingredients anyway so I had to make do.

I chose to create my own Vegetable and Noodle Soup. I dragged out whatever veges I could find, which ended up being Onions, Carrots, Courgettes, canned Chickpeas and Red cabbage. I also found a can of Watties Indian Tomatoes with seasoning, I used that as the base for the soup.

I chopped the onions and added them into the pot with the already added can of tomatoes, I let the onions soften. Then I added 1 cup of water.

Then I chopped up all the other veges and threw them in the pot, then I drained the chickpeas and added half the amount of chickpeas to the soup. I left the pot to simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes. After about 17 minutes I added some noodles (which were already softened so they didn’t take long) and left it for the remaining three minutes.

Once that time was up I switched off the element and made a side of toast πŸ˜€

The outcome was actually really great!

The result had me very satisfied. It was tasty (I also added Moroccan Seasoning and a pinch of Salt for flavour), filling and kept me full for a very long time. For a vegetarian meal I was very happy with my efforts πŸ™‚

Anyway, stay tuned for some more cooking attempts!

Have a great day πŸ™‚


January 24, 2010 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

Happy Anniversary to us :)

Thought I’d do a blog post just to celebrate my 6 month anniversary with Dallas from yesterday πŸ™‚

I know 6 months doesn’t seem like a very long time, but to us it is such an accomplishment because for the first few months we were faced with some serious hurdles which we almost weren’t able to overcome. We did, however and now we’re stronger than ever πŸ™‚

That’s why I feel a celebratory blog post was in order!

We took this photo together last night.

Here are a few from the past:

It’s been one hell of an interesting half year. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us πŸ™‚


January 23, 2010 at 11:01 pm Leave a comment

Camping trip from hell…

Guess who’s back! πŸ˜€ God, I cannot tell you just how great it is to be back home. The last 4-5 days have been such torture… There are no words…

I’ll explain exactly why…

Well it started last Sunday, we very nearly didn’t decide to go because the weather forecast was not good but when the day came the sun was a-shining bright and we thought it was probably worth it.

I managed to get in a 35 minute Elliptical workout before we left, it was so of my “last chance workout” because I wasn’t sure what kind of exercise I was going to be able to do whilst camping. I was kinda hoping to swim or something.

It took forever for us to get around to leaving. I spent the day with Dallas while we were waiting πŸ™‚ it was nice, it was a little bitter-sweet though coz we knew we wouldn’t see each other again for a while. (Speaking of Dallas and I, it’s our 6 month anniversary today πŸ˜€ yay for us! We’ve made it so far, despite all the problems, controversy and hurt that it took to make it through. That makes this day even more satisfying.)

I actually really enjoyed the trip to the campsite. It started pouring just past Opotiki, but I was perfectly content with my Ipod. I’m really in love with the song “Wet Sand” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers right now, Emma kinda showed it to me, and ever since I’ve been obsessed with it. Have a listen for yourself, it’s beautiful:

The intro to this performance is kinda hilarious too πŸ˜€

Anyway, so all the way through the pouring rain I had this song and “Blood Sugar Sex Magik” also by the Chili’s, on constant repeat. Happy was I! πŸ˜€

Eventually we got there and thankfully it had stopped raining. It stopped long enough for us to set up our tents and sort most of our stuff out.

My humble abode:

Initially I was pretty excited, I was optimistic, despite the bad weather. I was prepared with my stack of books anyway πŸ˜‰

But then after a day or so, the weather really packed in.

And I got sad…

It sucked so bad, it just poured and poured and after a while the rain started to come in through our tents. The wind was so strong that when I was in my tent, I was almost 100% sure that it was going to pull the pegs straight outta the ground and the top cover would fly away.

I was NOOTTTT HAPPPYYY! There was absolutely nothing to do but read, and my books kept getting rained on 😑 I was grumpy, and even though I tried not to complain, I couldn’t help but let my ever-increasing depression seep through to the outside.

We did have a cool campfire with yummy dinners each night. And the dog was in heaven. (Dog in singular because we sold our other dog Tai 😦 I’m sad to see him go, but he just wasn’t getting an adequate amount of exercise that he needed. He’s gone to an awesome new family and he loves it πŸ™‚ That’s all that matters)

We did get ONE beautiful sunny day, which was a huge breath of fresh air from the weather that we’d been getting.

We all loved it and soaked up the sun, thoroughly making the most of the sunshine.

I was happyy! And made even happier when Sunblock was called into the equation. I love wearing sunblock lol, it makes me feel responsible haha, and it reminds me of summer πŸ™‚

Unfortunately, the great weather was short lived 😦

But despite the rain, I was able to get some pretty good photo-opportunities. Check out some of my favourite shots from the four days:

(5 guesses as to what book this is lol)

Anyway, we had planned to stay for 7 days, but as it happened the weather was so terrible that we decided to pack up and leave 3 days early.

Well actually, to say we “packed up” would be a lie. We left our tents and all our food and stuff there and only brought home our clothes. The rain was so bad that almost the entire campsite was flooded, including my parents tent. My tent wasn’t flooded but the rain was beginning to seep through the walls and was making my sheets wet. Our entire outside food/kitchen etc area was flooded, so unless we had gumboots (which we didn’t think to bring), we couldn’t really use that area.

We had to leave the tents there so they could dry out properly before being packed away. Mark plans to head back soon so he can pack everything up dry and bring it home.

I was ecstatic when mum announced that I needed to pack up my gear coz we were leaving. I was so happy to get home.

I felt like crap the whole time and got sick too 😦 I was waking up each day with bad headaches, neck, back and shoulder pains, fuzzy vision and a killer sore throat. I put it down to lack of sleep (I barely slept a wink while I was there), an uncomfortable bed (it was an air bed), too much junk food and no exercise. I was unable to exercise at all through the 4 days and it sucked! My legs started stiffening up and I just felt so yuck… I had to take a rest day yesterday as well because I still felt really awful and knew I needed to listen to my body and not exercise.

I was over the moon to wake up this morning with no symptoms πŸ™‚ I happily went to the gym and spent an hour and 45 minutes engaging in the workout to end all workouts! It was great πŸ˜€ It incorporated cross-training, cycling, rowing and strength training. I was sufficiently spent by the end πŸ™‚

Anyway, I’m fairly sure that should bring you up to speed. Hope you’ve all had an amazing week!


January 23, 2010 at 3:53 am Leave a comment

Back soon!

Hey Guys!

I’m sorry I haven’t updated my blog in a while 😦 I have been suuuuuper busy with physio, friends, organizing things and…. something very exciting which I shall share with you when I get the chance to write a more in depth blog post.

A lot has happened over the last three days, and I can’t wait to fill you in!

I’m meant to be going camping tomorrow, but we’re considering post-poning because the weather is so so bad and it’s only going to get worse apparently 😦 I’ve taken some good photos which I’ll get around to showing you too.

I’ll let you know if we do end up camping, if so, I’ll be off blogging for up to 7 days, but we’ll see πŸ™‚

Have a great night!

(P.S- Went to go see “Whip It” this morning, SOOO good! A totally awesome film which I highly recommend ;]



January 16, 2010 at 8:20 am Leave a comment

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Hey there, my name's Jenny. I have a huge passion for cooking/baking, writing, yoga and photography. I love nature and my favourite thing to do is spend an entire day outside, breathing in crisp, fresh air. Even better if I have a pen and paper with me. I started out running in March 2009 but sustained an injury in October 2009 which has unfortunately prevented me from running. I've been experimenting with other kinds of exercise to find another one that clicks. Follow me on my journey to maintaining good health + surviving high school and pursuing a career in Journalism. I Hope you enjoy reading my blog!

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